Last year we stayed at the Aloft Arundel Mills and did not have a good experience. Upon speaking with the management we were offered a free night to come back and try the other side Element.
We recently took them up on the offer and were quite pleased with the outcome. We had a rather large room with a separate bedroom (Aloft had this glass between the bathroom and every time the light went on it woke me). There was a nice living room area with a pull out sofa bed and a decent sized kitchen. The bathroom was a good size and had a great shower (who doesn’t love a great shower?). They had a nice free hot breakfast buffet with waffles, sausage etc. but also some healthy gluten-free options for me. My daughter enjoyed swimming in the pool – we had it all to ourselves actually. There’s also a neat courtyard between the two hotels and a nice bar inside the Elements which we could have enjoyed but preferred to relax in the room.
We had a flawless and relaxing stay and I would definitely recommend Element by Starwood. Don’t forget to use a Starwood AMEX card to pay for your stay – you get 5 points for every dollar to use for free future stays.